Last week, two students from The Marist Schools in Ascot joined other sixth formers from Catholic schools and colleges across England and Wales for a special visit to Parliament with CAFOD.
On Tuesday the students gathered together at Romero House to get to know one another and undergo training, workshops and lots of other activities designed to support their plans for further action with CAFOD on their return to school. This included relevant training in media and communications such as writing press releases, taking photos and video and using social media to get people involved.
On Wednesday they then looked around the Parliamentary Estate, listened to Prime Minister’s question time and met and engaged with MP’s from all over the country in a question and answer session around the issue of climate change.
It is now our hope that all the students that took part will become “ambassadors” on their return, telling other members of their school community (and beyond) about their experiences and getting involved as MP Correspondents on behalf of CAFOD.
We look forward to hearing more about the students’ experiences and their action plans!
For more information on becoming an MP correspondent, please go to http://www.cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Campaigning-guide/Get-to-know-your-MP